I am urgently seeking an Accounts Receivable Assistant for a key client of mine in Redhill, Surrey.
The successful accounts receivable assistant is responsible for supporting the Financial Accountant in the day-to-day processes and maintenance of financial records, raising invoices, the timely receipting of income from Debtors and other key financial tasks and reconciliations. You will be required to work closely with and support the Financial Accountant, the Finance Business Partnering team, budget holders and external partners to ensure that financial accounting records are accurate and timely. To work with managers and budget holders to obtain financial information that will enable maintaining timely and accurate records. The post holder will support the monthly and annual accounts preparation process and will also have responsibility for the drafting and updating business continuity documentation and processes.Previous experience working in Accounts Receivables is essential.My client is looking for someone AAT qualified or currently studying / has studied a finance qualification.The role is responsible for day to day running of the Account Receivables and Credit Control process. You will have knowledge of Excel and computerised finance systems. There will be involvement in month end and annual accounts preparatios. There is also an opportunity to work with budget holders and be a contact for all their customers.Your key responsibilities as the accounts receivable assistant include:1. Manage the Accounts Receivables process, ensuring records are accurately recorded and maintained, including raising receivables invoices and credit notes in a timely manner and maintaining up to date customer records.2. Manage relationship with the Procurement and Contracts team and budget holders, ensuring accounts receivables invoices raised are in line with contractual agreements and budgets. Identify and discuss discrepancies on contract fees or invoice requests.3. Lead on all Accounts Receivables queries and work with internal and external stakeholders to resolve any queries or advise on new developments. Identify and provide accurate information to support the resolution of queries.4. Manage the credit control process and ensuring timely receipts of customers payments and that records are up to date, and receipts are posted in a timely manner. Provide analysis of invoices and receipts; prepare aged debtors report and statistics for monthly and quarterly returns.5. Support the month end accounting process in preparing monthly journals, investigating, and preparing financial analysis to identify and resolve queries.6. To support the Financial Accountant in monthly and end of year accounts reconciliation, and internal and external audit requirements, submitting financial returns including VAT and pensions returns.7. Assist Senior Finance colleagues with the preparation of monthly finance and payroll reports, undertake transaction analysis and provide financial information for internal and external financial reporting.The role is initially a temporary position but there will be an option to apply for the permanent role. It will pay £11.53 PAYE or £14.25 per hour via an umbrella company. You will be required to be in the office 2 days a week and 3 days from home. (Office days will be Tuesday and Thursday).